I don’t think there is a day that goes by that I don’t think about the nightmare the state of Texas brought on the FLDS mothers and children. It makes me so ashamed of what this country has become, and I feel so much grief and anger for what these people are going through.
How the state feels justified in causing irreparable emotional and psychological damage to these innocent children and their mothers because of a false claim of sexual abuse from a woman who was not, and has never been, a member of the community is simply mind boggling. I keep expecting someone to step in and finally say, “this has all been a terrible mistake. We apologize profusely for the terror and trauma we’ve caused. Your children will be returned to you immediately, and you are all free to return home.” But that is not going to happen.
I just feel like something must be done. There must be some way to help…some way to take a stand for these people who are being persecuted because of their unpopular beliefs. But I have no idea what I can do.
Reading the accounts of many of the mental health workers involved, reinforces the disbelief I feel over the situation. The accounts can be found here in their entirety. Below are some excerpts.